Did you know that, according to the Celtic calendar, Spring in Ireland begins at the start of February? Most of the time, it doesn't feel particularly Spring-like until well into March (especially last year!) but 2019 has been so mild. Explorer Beastie's miniature daffodils have been blooming for a couple of weeks already! And with … Continue reading Early Spring at Beastie Towers!
Hey there everybody! It's great to be back after our little blogging break - and Explorer Beastie and I even had time to squeeze in a quick adventure while we were away! On Saturday, we took a trip right across the top of the island of Ireland to spend an afternoon in the beautiful rugged … Continue reading Coast to Coast
Explorer Beastie's been a bit quiet lately, hasn't he? But he always likes to take advantage of the post-Christmas lull to do a spot of out-of-town adventuring, and last week found both of us up in Donegal again, treading a slightly different path from the one we took this time last year. Actually, this breaking … Continue reading Back to the Wild North West!
It's time to hit the road with Explorer Beastie again! Last time the pair of us were in Donegal (the most north-westerly county in Ireland) we chose to head to its northernmost point. This time around, we decided to see how far west we could go before we fell into the sea. Since we were … Continue reading The Wild West Coast
This time last week, we left Explorer Beastie on a breezy hilltop overlooking Five Finger Strand in Co. Donegal... ... And now it's time for us to push onwards and upwards, to Malin Head - the very northernmost point of the island! There's some pretty wild coastline up here... ... And before we headed up … Continue reading Road Trip 2 – Extreme North!
Alas, poor Explorer Beastie! He doesn't get out nearly as much as he'd like. So last week, when an opportunity for a bit of an adventure in Ireland's wild north west presented itself, it was all I could do to stop him from sleeping in the car the night before. Ready? Off we go! Because … Continue reading Roooooad Triiiiiip!